Cholesterol Drugs and Statins Diabetes Risk!
Every once in awhile I see a graph of clinical data that just blows me away. Eric Topol, a well known physician in the genetics and personalized medicine movement, tweeted this graph from a research study published in the medical journal Diabetologia. I was so floored that I had to pull down the paper. It shows dramatic rises in the risk of diabetes over time in men taking statin drugs. The risk continues to climb over an 8-9 year period!
First, I’m a heart disease risk based on my family history. So as a physician, I’ve looked into this issue in depth. I’ve already blogged on the risks of statin cholesterol lowering drugs and how pharma and it’s minions down play these risks. More importantly, is the fact that the research shows that the benefits of statins are minuscule. Hence, I’ve decided not to take them and advise my patients to do the same.
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